Daily Roundup

Scalable Solutions Launch Cloudy Akka Add-on Modules

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, ApexIdentity join ForgeRock, LibreOffice release 3.3.1 RC1 and TextUML Toolkit 1.7 RC released.

Apache Axiom 1.2.11 Released Ahead of Axis2

Version 1.2.11 of the Axiom
StAX-based model for supporting on-demand building of the object
tree, has been announced. Developed as part of Apache Axis2, Apache
Axiom supports a “pull-through” model, allowing users to turn off
the tree building and directly access the underlying pull event
stream. It also comes with built-in support for XOP and MTOM, which
allows XML to carry binary data transparently. This is a
maintenance release ahead of the upcoming Axis2 1.6 release. It
adds a non JavaMail implementation of MultipartWriter and a new
getDocumentElement method to StAXOMBuilder that facilitates
discarding the OMDocument. Version 1.2.11 also introduces some new
APIs for supporting alternative Axiom implementations, which should
eliminate the need to refer to internal Axiom APIs.

ApexIdentity Join ForgeRock

ApexIdentity have joined ForgeRock, the company
behind OpenAM and OpenDJ. ApexIdentity will contribute their work
on OAuth 2.0 to the OpenAM project, while founders Jamie Nelson and
Paul Bryan will join the I3 platform leadership team at ForgeRock.
I3 is an identity management suite built on top of ForgeRock’s
OpenSSO-based OpenAM open source program.

Dispatch 0.8.0 Beta 3 Released

The third beta of Dispatch 0.8.0 has been released.
This beta updates Dispatch’s HttpClient dependency to 4.1 final and
removes support for Scala 2.7.x. Support for the NIO
HttpAsyncClient has also been added and Request has been
refactored, and is now a class with properties and a copy method.
All of the request-building operations are now added via implicit
conversions. The Http object is no longer accessible from all
modules, so the implicit conversions previously found there are now
in Request.

TextUML Toolkit 1.7 RC Adds Auto-Formatting

The first RC for TextUML Toolkit version 1.7 has
been announced. TextUML Toolkit is an open source IDE for UML,
designed for users wishing to create models. Users can now leverage
notation features, including applying stereotypes to parameters,
and declaring attributes as read-only. They can also auto-format
source code.

Users can control outline contents via the TextUML preference
page, by toggling attributes and operations.

Clojuresque Adds Gradle 0.9 Support

Version 1.4.0 of the Clojuresque plugin for
making Gradle “clojure-aware,” has been released. This release is
compatible with Gradle version 0.9, renames ‘ueberjar’ to ‘uberja,’
and splits into two plugins. Compile and test drivers are now
separated into a runtime jar, which is automatically added as a
dependency, and a new task type has been added for executing
clojure functions. Here is an example for the new ClojureExec task

(ns hello.world) 
(defn greet 
  [phrase & things] 
  (doseq [thing things] 
    (println (str phrase " " thing "!")))) 
task greet(type: clojuresque.ClojureExec) { 
  classpath = project.files( 
  main = "hello.world/greet" 
  args = [ "Salut", "World", "Welt", "Monde", "свят" ] 


SBT 1.2 Plugin Supports
Multiple SBT Launchers

Version 1.2 of the sbt Jenkins/Hudson plugin
has been released, with support for multiple sbt launchers. Creator
Uzi Landsmann also announced that he favours Jenkins over Hudson,
and that if the Hudson API diverges too much from Jenkins, he will
drop support for Hudson rather than maintain his plugin on both
branches. You can read more about the plugin at the Jenkins wiki.


Bug Fixes for LibreOffice
3.3.1 RC1

Hot on the heels of their first
production release
, the Document Foundation have announced the
first release candidate for LibreOffice 3.3.1.
This is the first in a series of bug fix releases planned for
LibreOffice 3.3, and includes translation updates, and upgrades
libwpd to version 0.9.1. Some of the translations have also been
updated. Please see the release announcement for a full list of the


New ‘Swing Bits’

Eugene Ryzhikov has released version
0.2.0 of a new ‘Swing Bits‘ project, which will consist of code
and components for Swing developers. This version of the library
contains a table filter UI, check list, and DeepCopy and Screenshot
utilities. The project can be downloaded now from Google


Opera Labs Release WAC 1.0
Compliant Runtime

Opera Labs have released the final
build of their Wholesale Applications Community (WAC) 1.0
compliant runtime.
This build integrates all of WAC 1.0 APIs
and features, and integrates the Android Homescreen. The team have
also run the WAC compliance program and submitted the results to
WAC and the W3C. WAC is an effort by mobile industry leaders to
increase the market for mobile apps and promote the use of mobile
web technologies. The Opera Labs team will now work on Eclipse
packaging plugin and Opera Widget Desktop Emulator with WAC 1.0
APIs support.


Scalable Solutions Launch
Cloudy Akka Add-on Modules

Scalable Solutions are now offering
Cloudy Akka,’ a suite of enterprise add-on modules,
consisting of clustering, support, monitoring and management. Data
analysis is performed through Hadoop, and management and monitoring
is achieved through Dashboard and JMX. The suite also offers
transparent and non-transparent load-balancing, and is offered on a
“pay us what you can, when you can” basis.


Androidify Yourself with New

Google Creative Lab have released an
app that allows Android fans to develop their very own, customised Android.
Once you’ve created your Android, you can share it through the
‘Share with’ menu, or save it to the SD card.

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